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Museum of Art and History (Musee d'Art et d'Histoire)

Address: 2 Rue Charles-Galland, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 0 22 418 26 00
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Ranked #21 of 67 Attractions in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum of fine arts houses a diverse collection of artifacts, from ancient Egypt through...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum of fine arts houses a diverse collection of artifacts, from ancient Egypt through contemporary times.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is a nice museum in the middle of town. There are better museums in Geneva, but some of the soecial exhibits are pretty good.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I was very impressed with this collection and its presentation. You can learn a lot about Swiss art as well as international art and history and archaeology. Entrance is free! Great place for people of all ages, couples and families.

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This museum has a fabulous assortment of things from medieval armoury through to paintings by many of the top artists including Monet and others too numerous to list. There are some extraordinary artifacts from ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

It was great to see some wonderful artworks as well as to learn about the history of Geneva.The building itself is very beautiful.

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Ithaca, Greece
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I visited the museum solely for the paintings. Not many outstanding pieces, yet the collection is a nice introduction to classical paintings for the novices and a lovely chance to discover new paintings for a museum geek as myself. Seeing all this for free makes it even better.

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San Francisco
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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This museum is located in a fine building in the heart of town and offers several floors of exhibits. It felt a bit maze-like to us, and it was not easy to find our way to the parts we wanted to visit, map or not. Thank goodness there was an elevator, because we tired ourselves going up and down all... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a beautiful building and has something for every art enthusiast. In the old town Geneva. Lots of staircases...not sure there is an elevator.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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49 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Stopped here on a whim - just happened to pass by it en route to another site. We discovered they were having a temporary exhibit with Rodin's works, including The Thinker and The Accident. The main part of the museum contains Applied Arts on Level 1, Fine Arts on Level 2, Archeology on Level -1 and Regional Archeology on Level... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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466 reviews 466 reviews
226 attraction reviews
949 helpful votes 949 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The best thing about this museum is it's free (regular collections) in a city where prices to see art are outrageous. For me it's greatest downfall is lack of signage in any other languages other than French; this in a city that considers itself as very international. You are on your own unless you get the audio guide which isn't... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Well located, free entrance for the regular collection. Beautiful collection of Swiss paintings and Europeans (Fernand Holder)... Superb local collection of weapons and armories from the 1600's...

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